Philip and Alexander by Adrian Goldsworthy audiobook

Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

By Adrian Goldsworthy
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The definitive biography of the father and son who reshaped the ancient world Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in their place. He claimed to be the son of a god, but he was actually the son of Philip II of Macedon. Philip inherited a minor kingdom that was on the verge of dismemberment, but despite his youth and inexperience, he made Macedonia dominant throughout Greece. It was Philip who created the armies that Alexander led into war against Persia. In Philip and Alexander, classical historian Adrian Goldsworthy shows that without the work and influence of his father, Alexander could not have achieved so much. This is the groundbreaking biography of two men who together conquered the world.

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The definitive biography of the father and son who reshaped the ancient world

Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in their place. He claimed to be the son of a god, but he was actually the son of Philip II of Macedon.

Philip inherited a minor kingdom that was on the verge of dismemberment, but despite his youth and inexperience, he made Macedonia dominant throughout Greece. It was Philip who created the armies that Alexander led into war against Persia. In Philip and Alexander, classical historian Adrian Goldsworthy shows that without the work and influence of his father, Alexander could not have achieved so much. This is the groundbreaking biography of two men who together conquered the world.

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Editorial Reviews

“Engaging and consistently informative.” Foreign Affairs on Pax Romana
“Goldsworthy explores this epoch lucidly. He shows how those long-ago warriors and politicians wound taut the strings that continue to vibrate in our national life.” Wall Street Journal on Pax Romana

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Author Bio: Adrian Goldsworthy

Author Bio: Adrian Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate in ancient history from Oxford University. His first book, The Roman Army at War, was recognized by Sir John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has gone on to write several other books, which have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 20.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English